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Windmills on the lake could cause an issue environmentally

Happy Father’s Day to those deserving of the title Father. As a spokesperson for the Ray Pauszek children/grandchildren, we are thankful that our dad is still with us having celebrated his 93rd birthday. I would also like to send a special Fathers day greeting to my Son-In-Law Richard ...

Bulldogs blow out Lisbon, 10-0, to earn spot in State Final

BINGHAMTON — The Brocton Bulldogs said that they wanted to make their second straight trip to the State Final Four one for the history books. Friday was certainly that, and now the Bulldogs will play for the first baseball State title in school history today. Brocton defeated Lisbon of ...

Fredonia’s Emily Brown runs past States to New Balance Nationals

Emily Brown brakes for no one. Not even her coaches. Fredonia’s junior track star laces up once again this weekend for the New Balance Nationals, in Greensboro, N.C. This is her first time competing in the event for either indoor or outdoor track, although she did make it one year for Cross ...

Brocton baseball falls in state finals

BINGHAMTON — Sports editor Braden Carmen is here to cover today’s Class D state final between Brocton and Whitehall of Section 2. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Follow Carmen’s coverage through his Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/Bradencarmen

Brocton plays State semifinal game today

BINGHAMTON — The Brocton Bulldogs have one thing on their mind this weekend at the baseball State Final Four — making history. After the first trip to States in Brocton baseball program history a year ago, the Bulldogs have now gone back-to-back years. As sweet as last year’s historic ...

BROCTON ROLLS TO VICTORY, PLAYS SATURDAY IN STATE FINAL

BINGHAMTON — OBSERVER Sports Editor Braden Carmen is here today covering the Brocton Bulldogs 10-0 state semifinal win against Lisbon. It sets up for a Saturday state title game. Here are updates via Carmen’s Twitter feed: https://www.twitter.com/bradencarmen

Hill signs with Edinboro

Silver Creek Lady Knights ace pitcher Julia Hill will continue her softball career at Edinoboro University in PA, where she will join the Fighting Scots this fall. Hill, who played five years on the varisty team, threw a perfect game on May 12, where she also went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a ...

Southtowns Walleye Tournament is up and running

The 35th annual Southtowns Walleye Tournament is up and running, and there are some mighty respectable fish in the lead. As of Tuesday evening, a 12 pound-plus walleye was holding the top spot, with at least four 11 pounders right behind it. With the tournament going on until Sunday at 4 p.m., ...

Kyler Majka named Chautauqua Lake’s Athlete of the Year

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua Lake has been on quite a run of developing star athletes worthy of Statewide recognition. As both a star athlete and a leader, Kyler Majka certainly deserves whatever honor he may receive. The latest of such honors came last week, when Chautauqua Lake Central School ...

Brocton honors Kristan

Brocton High School sophomore wrestler Ceric Kristan, left, was honored at a recent Brocton Board of Education meeting for his outstanding achievements this past wrestling season. Kristan was the Section VI, Division II 170-pound wrestling champion. His first place finish at the State Qualifier ...

Helping out the lake

Last month, the Chautauqua Lake Association graciously accepted a $5,000 donation from the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association. The CLFA is an annual supporter of the CLA’s mission to keep the lake healthy and clean. To date, the CLFA has donated over $60,000 toward lake maintenance. Mark ...

Registration still open for One Ball Tournament for Testicular Cancer

Special to The OBSERVER FREWSBURG — Registration is still open for the seventh annual One Ball Tournament for Testicular Cancer at Carroll Town Park in Frewsburg, on June 22. The wiffle ball tournament for ages 21 and over begins at 9:30 a.m. with 24 teams playing games on six fields. Team ...

Cleary, Szumigala selected as Forestville Athletes of the Year

OBSERVER Staff Report The Forestville Central School sports boosters recently held their 13th annual Athletic Award Night at Forestville High School. The big winners of the evening were Luke Szumigala, who took home Male Athlete of the Year and Sylvea Cleary, who took home Female Athlete of ...

Progressing in the arts

The students above were part of a two-week free awareness and self-defense program and have progressed in the art of Kempo Karate. Each of the students have confidence and knowledge to be more prepared in life and with their surroundings. Pictured from left: Sensei Matt Benware, Master Sensei ...

Dunkirk Lakeshore Association bowling winners

Submitted Photos The 45th annual awards banquet for the Dunkirk Lakeshore Association youth bowlers was recently held at the Kosciuszko Club in Dunkirk. Pictured are winners from the Association’s tournament at Lucky Lanes. The high score winners were shown accompanying the press release in ...

Annual Heritage Golf Challenge set for Aug. 23

Special to The OBSERVER Heritage Ministries will host the 18th annual Heritage Golf Challenge, presented by U & S Services Inc. a Stark Tech Group Company, on Friday, Aug. 23, at the Chautauqua Golf Club in Chautauqua. Melissa Trusler, Heritage Director of Development stated, ...

Mike Irvin Member Member tournament held

FORESTVILLE — The Mike Irvin Member Member golf tournament was held at Tri County Country Club on Saturday. The overall champions were the duo of Bob Clarke and Abe Rak. The team shot a 208 to earn this year’s championship. The Flight 1, the winning team “Chunk N Run” saw Austin ...

Golfers Diary: Back to the old stomping grounds

The goal of golf is to play as little golf as possible. I read that the other day and legitimately laughed out loud — none of this “lol” nonsense — so I thought I’d share. Now onto business. It looked shaky for a while, but I was able to play again this past week. One friend ...

Brocton earns spot in State Final Four with 6-4 win

BATAVIA — Last year, the Brocton Bulldogs baseball team put the town of Brocton on the map, so that no one in New York State baseball circles would have to wonder where Brocton is. While the rest of NY State has been getting used to where Brocton is, the Bulldogs are getting familiar with ...